Summer has officially arrived, and with it the season's heavy heat has settled in. So it's time for easy-to-throw-together meals that can serve one, or an entire beach house full of guests. These seven summery pastas will do the trick. From lobster to corn to tomatoes and zucchini, they showcase the best that summer has to offer. 

Lobster Diavolo by merrill

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Buttered Corn and Noodles by aargersi

Zuccaghetti by dymnyno

Linguine with Sardines, Fennel and Tomato by lastnightsdinner

Summer Pasta Alla Caprese by merrill

Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream and Five Cheeses by Genius Recipes

Lemon Ricotta Spaghetti with Arugula by melissav

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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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I'm Laura Loesch-Quintin, a food writer and photographer, as well as the voice behind the recipe blog gourmette•nyc. Originally from Philadelphia, I was raised in a French-American household where vinaigrette, cornichons, and clafoutis were (and still are) staples. When not cooking, writing, or photographing, I can usually be found exploring the food markets of New York City.